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Open Studio: Helena Hernmarck

  • Ridgefield, CT 06877 United States (map)

Open Studio: Helena Hernmarck

Tapestry artist Helena Hernmarck is celebrating New York Textile Month with an open studio 1-4pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019. 

Witness weaving in progress against the backdrop of Hernmarck’s 420-square-foot wall of brilliant, lustrous rya wool, and learn about the material choices, working methods, and creative questions that have informed her remarkable career and the ‘spectacular illusion’ for which she is known. 

A pioneer of photorealistic tapestry in the 1960s, and the first to apply camera optics to handweaving in the 1970s, Hernmarck is credited with revolutionizing tapestry’s aesthetics and relationship to modern architecture. Her tapestries enhance buildings around the world and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and other major institutions.

Hernmarck’s studio is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Please consider transportation options before RSVPing to this event. The studio is a 15-minute drive from Purdy’s train station on MetroNorth’s Harlem Line. Address and driving directions will be emailed to registered attendees one week prior to the event. Capacity is limited to 25.

This Event is in Ridgefield, CT